In the broadest sense, Medieval music encompasses the music of the Western Europe during the Middle Ages, from approximately the 6th to 15th centuries.It is the first and longest era of Western classical music and followed by the Renaissance music; the two eras comprise what musicologists term as early music, proceeding the common practice period.
Medieval music is the music of the Western world during the Middle Ages, from approximately the 6th to 15th centuries. The first and longest era of Western classical music, Medieval music saw the presence of various music theorists, such as Boethius, Guido of Arezzo, Franco of Cologne and Philippe de Vitry.NameLifetimeNationalityWorksc. 480 – 580RomanDe institutione musicac. 485 – 585RomanInstitutionesc. 559 – 636SpanishEtymologiarum sive Originum libri xx and De ecclesiasticis officiisc. 735 – 804Anglo-SaxonDe octo tonis and an unknown music treatise (both of uncertain authorship)
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A madrigal is a secular vocal music composition of the Renaissance (15th–16th c.) and early Baroque (1600–1750) eras. The polyphonic madrigal is unaccompanied, and the number of voices varies from two to eight, but usually features three to six voices, whilst the metre of the madrigal varied between two or three tercets, followed by one or two couplets.
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Most of the time when music historians are talking about music of Europe's medieval era they speak of the Ars Musica and the Ars Nova, which are well defined musical periods. However, far from being a "din" there was a great deal of sophistication present, and it was on it's way to becoming a quite unique entity.
Music is an art form, and a cultural activity, whose medium is sound.General definitions of music include common elements such as pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation), dynamics (loudness and softness), and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture (which are sometimes termed the "color" of a musical sound).
Teoria i notació. La teoria musical grega, heretada per Roma, va ser el punt de partida de l'especulació musical medieval a través dels últims escriptors vinculats a l'antic món clàssic; Boeci (480-524) i Cassiodor (477-570) que van ser, amb els traductors àrabs, els que van introduir la teoria musical grega a la nostra Edat Mitjana.
De exercitatio vocationali in musica mediaevali in Germania, www.burg-fuersteneck.de "Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Instruments," www.music.iastate.edu (photographemata, descriptiones, soni instrumentorum mediaevalium) "Medieval Music & Arts Foundation," www.medieval.org "Medieval Period," www.pandora.com (Pandora Radio)